Occasional Cable Cowl by Kris Basta - Kriskrafter, LLC

Occasional Cable Cowl

February 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
170 - 175 yards (155 - 160 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Knitting skills required = Knit, Purl, k2tog, p2tog, yarn overs, yarn over needle, and a simple CF2 cable.

As many of you know, I really, really like this simple lace pattern. It is a 2-row repeat. I have used it on a couple of my scarf/cowl patterns. This time I wanted to see what it would be like if I threw in an occasional cable.

This cowl although more decorative does add some warmth around the neck. I was traveling when I knit this and all I had to use was Red Heart yarn - needless to say not my favorite yarn or preferred in any way. But, it did turn out and looks quite nice and I already have someone begging to have it.

Mine was 22” in circumference prior to blocking but after blocking grew significantly to 26” in circumference. I was happy about this as I like it a bit wider so it will drape and look nice.

Here is the pattern if you want to give it a try!